Book Review: What Matters? Economics for a Renewed Commonwealth

August 7th, 2013

by Wendell Berry (Counterpoint, 2010. 256 pp) Born in rural Kentucky, Wendell Berry is a farmer, critic, and prolific author. He has published many novels, essays, poems, and short stories. Berry received his B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Kentucky before attending Stanford University’s Creative Writing Program. He obtained a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and taught English at New York University before […]

Television Review: Mad Men: Season 6

July 2nd, 2013

Created by Matthew Weiner (Lionsgate Television, Weiner Bros., American Movie Classics) Starring Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Karthieser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slatterly, and Kiernan Shipka. TV series review by Donovan Richards *Spoiler Alert for Previous Seasons* Truth and Untruth What is the economic value of a lie? Generally, we ought not to lie. […]

Book Review: Telegraph Avenue

January 24th, 2013

by Michael Chabon (Harper, 2012. 480 pp) Michael Chabon is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author of numerous bestselling books, and Chairman of the Board of the MacDowell Colony. He, his wife (novelist Ayelet Waldman), and their children live in Berkeley, California. Book review by Donovan Richards Escaping to the Mountainside “After this Jesus went away to the other side […]

Book Review: Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition

August 13th, 2012

by Michael A. Stelzner (Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2011. 255 pp) Michael Stelzner is CEO and founder of Social Media Examiner, an influential business blog boasting a monthly readership of over 450,000 people. He earned a master’s degree in communications from San Diego State University. In addition to Launch, Stelzner has authored Writing White […]

Book Review: Alleviating Poverty through Profitable Partnerships: Globalization, Markets and Economic Well-Being

July 9th, 2012

by Patricia H. Werhane, Scott P. Kelley, Laura P. Harman and Dennis J. Moberg (New York: Routledge, 2010. vi + 163 pp) Patricia Werhane is the widely-published chair of Business Ethics at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. Werhane and co-authors Kelley and Hartman are colleagues at the Institute […]